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‘It is too early to conclude,’ says Jailani Johari

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: It is still too early to conclude that the debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Former lawyer claims trial for two charges of criminal breach of trust

By Sylvia Looi - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

IPOH: A 49-year-old former lawyer, who is currently serving a six years’ jail sentence for criminal breach of trust (CBT), has claimed trial to two charges of CBT at the Sessions Court, here, yesterday.

PAC probe on 1MDB on hold: Dewan Speaker

By Minderjeet Kaur - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has to put on hold the ongoing probe on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) until a new chairman is nominated, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today.

PAC probe on 1MDB on hold: Dewan Speaker

By Minderjeet Kaur - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has to put on hold the ongoing probe on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) until a new chairman is nominated, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today.

PAC probe on 1MDB on hold: Dewan Speaker

By Minderjeet Kaur - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has to put on hold the ongoing probe on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) until a new chairman is nominated, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today.

STRIP NAKED: Hill clearing activity, the size of a football field, detected near Bukit Relau

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

GEORGE TOWN: Another illegal hill clearing activity, has reared its ugly head near Bukit Relau on the island.

Sabah set up a Forestry Department’s armed squad

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

SANDAKAN: The threats from poachers and illegal loggers who encroached on forest reserves were the main driving factors for the setting up of the Sabah Forestry Department’s armed squad.

Two-year jail sentence for attempting to marry IS militant

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal here today upheld the two-year jail sentence of a woman who pleaded guilty to attempting to give support to a member of the so-called IS militant group by marrying him.

Sacofa Sdn Bhd aims for more towers with fibre-optic connections in Lawas and Limbang

By Esther Landau - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sacofa Sdn Bhd hopes that the number of towers with fibre-optic connections will grow throughout the state expanding to Lawas and Limbang by this year.

Robbers tie family of five, escape with valuables worth RM15,000

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KEMAMAN: A family of five were robbed of their valuables and cash worth RM15,000 when three robbers armed with parangs entered their house at in Kampung Perasing Jaya, Jabor, here, yesterday morning.

Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Najib

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 pledged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

A 61-year-old Singaporean lorry driver arrested for hitting colleague

By Chuah Bee Kim - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

JOHOR BARU: A 61-year-old Singaporean lorry driver was arrested after he allegedly hit his colleague over what was believed to be an argument concerning debts, at the Sultan Abu Bakar customs, immigration and quarantine building in Tanjung Kupang on Tuesday night.

Police never prohibit peaceful gatherings as long as it is in line with the law: IGP

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police never prohibit gatherings to express their frustrations peacefully as long as it is in line with the existing law.

Minimum retail price for cigarettes rose to RM9

By Azura Abas - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: The minimum retail price for cigarettes will be raised from RM7 to RM9, effective this Saturday.

Najib receives courtesy call from China’s Vice Premier

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today received a courtesy call from China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong, here, as Malaysia and China look forward to strengthen relations.

Najib receives courtesy call from China’s Vice Premier

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today received a courtesy call from China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong, here, as Malaysia and China look forward to strengthen relations.

Najib holds talks with British PM

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak held talks with his British counterpart David Cameron at Malaysia’s administrative capital today in conjunction with the latter’s one-day working visit to Malaysia.

Closing date for Merdeka Hunt 2015 extended to August 7

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

GEORGE TOWN: Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd has extended the closing date for its Merdeka Hunt 2015 to be held at the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge to August 7.

50,000 fishermen under-insured, yet to apply for fisherman card

By Zahratulhayat Mat - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

ALOR STAR: More than 50,000 fishermen in the country are uninsured and have yet to obtain fisherman's card with the Malaysia Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM).

No access to Justo for Malaysian police: Thai cops

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

BANGKOK: Xavier Andre Justo, the Swiss national accused of attempting to blackmail his former employee PetroSaudi International, is allowed to have visitors.

MH370: French authorities ruling nothing out over Reunion plane debris

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PARIS: French authorities said on Thursday that no hypothesis could be ruled out with regard to plane debris found on the Reunion island but that its origin had not yet been identified, after a Malaysian minister said he was almost certain it was from missing flight MH370.

Mother who dismembered baby into eight parts jailed for a year

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

JITRA: A woman was sentenced to 12 months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for hiding the birth of a baby by cutting the stillborn into eight parts, early this month.

Father accidently reverses MPV on toddler

By T.N. Alagesh - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUANTAN: A one-year old toddler died after he was run over by his father's van while it was being reversed at their home in Taman Balok Perdana here today.

Hadi warns Pas leaders to stay away from GHB

By ADRIAN DAVID - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA NERUS: Pas President Datuk Hadi Awang warned party members, especially its leaders, to stay away from activities organised by the break-away Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB).

Ex-MIC man challenges Palanivel membership termination

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former MIC strategic director K. Ramalingam filed a legal challenge against the Registrar of Societies (RoS) affirmation of Datuk Seri G. Palanivel's loss of party presidency.

MH370: 'Premature' to speculate on wreckage, says Transport Ministry

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Transport said in a statement that it is in contact with its counterpart from the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA), the French air crash investigation agency, pertaining to the flaperon which washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion yesterday.

MH17: Justice sought despite Russia’s veto

By Veena Babulal - Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia wants to ensure that the arm of justice reaches out and catches those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, without impunity.

MH370: Almost certain debris from a Boeing 777, says Aziz Kaprawi

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s deputy transport minister said on Thursday that it was “almost certain” that the debris that washed up on La Reunion island in the southern Indian Ocean belongs to a Boeing 777 aircraft.

Idris Jusoh announces his ministry’s name as Higher Education ministry

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh announces the name of the ministry he heads as the Higher Education Ministry (KPT).

Currents consistent with Reunion debris being from MH370: Experts

Thursday, 30 July 2015.

SYDNEY: Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, thousands of kilometres from where it is thought to have crashed, oceanographers said on Thursday.